I thought I would give you a Mia update :) She's just been here since Sunday...and she is doing really well :)
Goals this week...GET HER TO SHAPE--check! She LOVES shaping! Which is very fun as she hasn't shaped any behaviors before...she really enjoys how successful this is :) I love seeing her confidence increase :)
I want her going into her crate on her own. She would circle around me all the time, trying to avoid her crate, so I am working on her just going into and out...I am saying OK when she exits to try to build a release word in as well. I will start rewarding her in the back of the kennel so I can start closing and opening the door and she learns to stay in the kennel when the door opens :) She likes to bolt...but she is really getting it :)
The BIGGIE was I started working with toys...I am just starting with her touching the toy :) And will work my way up to her playing...but baby steps. She has no need for toys at this point. I know that will change :) I am committed!!
She is a fun little dog...very sweet, very willing and really a great shaping dog. She is able to run off leash with the rest of the pack, played with a students huge Berner puppy yesterday, and doesn't care about the cat or the rabbit :)
Can't wait to work with her tomorrow! I'm sure she's gonna surprise me again!!!!! :-))